Molly Bang Tiger's Fall

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Tiger's Fall

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A feisty little girl learns that physical disability can't limit her ability to make a difference.

Lupe loves nothing better than riding her father's horse, El Diablo. Fearless and agile, she rampages around her rural village in Mexico like a tigrilla (little tiger), which is her father's nickname for her. But one day Lupe falls while climbing a tree. Paralyzed from the waist down, she will never again be able to ride El Diablo. Her life might as well be over, she thinks.

At first Lupe is filled with rage and self-pity. Her family brings her to a center run by and for disabled people, to recuperate. Despite the evidence around her, she refuses to believe that disabled people can be happy and self-sufficient, and she can't believe that these people think their lives are worth living. But slowly the people and the spirit of the center help Lupe realize that she, too, has something to offer.

Award-winning author/illustrator Molly Bang brings emotional honesty and bravery to this compelling, fact-based story of coming to terms with disability.

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Lupe is at her happiest fearlessly riding her father?s horse, El Diablo, through the fields of their Mexican village. Living up to her daring nickname of Little Tiger, Lupe has a terrible fall while climbing a tree. Now Lupe is full of rage and self-pity after being paralyzed from the waist down. When she is brought to a center run by and for disabled people, she can?t believe that they can have happy and useful lives. How can she, the girl who loved riding El Diablo, find a new purpose to her own life?

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“Simple, matter-of-fact language allows the reader to see the real nitty-gritty of Lupe’s situation. . . . Unsentimental, yet moving, Bang’s story lets the reader see and feel what it might be like to be in Lupe’s shoes.”
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“The disabled and those who love them will appreciate the truth of Lupe’s anger and depression and her struggle to find her own kindness and courage.”–Booklist

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